I live vicariously through the female leads in the stories I read. History, biographies, "cozy" mysteries are my faves. Can't put them down.
Couldn't "put it down" and would sit in the car listening long after I'd pulled to the driveway. You'll enjoy it too should you like historical romances with a touch of intrigue, humor, adventure and action.
The combination of Diana and Devina is so good. Loved the story. Jamie and Clair's love story is of course what we all want. Devina is the best reader I have ever listened to, by far. I am so spoiled I have a hard time listening to other books.
I enjoyed the narration quite a bit BUT I could hear others talking throughout many parts of the book. As though other book were being recorded at the same time in the same room.
This narrator was exceptional. I have listened to over 150 audio books, and this narrator is definitely among the top two or three. Her interpretation of the characters is extremely done. Her performance really brings the story to life. Unlike many narrators, she has no difficulty with voices of the opposite sex. And although I am not an expert on English accents or Scottish brogue, her recreation of them was natural and entertaining.
The novel itself was good, but not exceptional. Diana Gabaldon did an excellent of bringing the culture and time frame to life. Her descriptions are very vivid and not "overdone." However, story line itself didn't have a lot of movement. It didn't seem to progress or to really go anywhere deliberately. Instead, it tended to meander it way through Scottish life in the 18th Century. Again, Gabaldon does a magnificent job of painting the picture of that setting. But the storyline is slow and plodding.
Also, this came off a lot like an historical Harlequin romance novel. The heroine is portrayed reasonably well, but the hero is far too perfect and idealized. He was just a tad bit too fanciful to feel like a real person.
Overall, I would recommend the book. I plan to continue with the series.
Big-time reader/audiobook nut
I would recommend this audiobook to a friend. It is a great story and despite being lengthy, is hardly drab. The narration makes me want to keep listening.
I really don't have any books to compare at this time.
She makes the reading enjoyable and is not boring. If I had read the book, it would have taken me much longer than reading it.
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way too many references about man rape in this book.
Just not into this kind of read.
Davina Porter was wonderful in her role as narrator. Although someone can describe how they felt or thought about a situation on paper, the human voice with its tones and inflections can express so much more. Ms. Gabaldon's riveting story of immense courage, passionate love and the finding of that love in the most mind blowing circumstances is so GOOOD it was hard to turn off the audio book whenever my attention was called elsewhere.